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Re: Any port in a storm?

Post by rabbit » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:48 am

Hal wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:33 pm
Without wishing to be too pedantic, historically port is an English thing. It was the wine merchants in Bristol who imported portuguese wines and to prevent them going off, added a brandy into the aging process to survive the long trip from Portugal...

Not knowing Portugal I cannot say if port, as known in the UK, is a recognised fortified wine there or not or indeed anywhere else.

So it could well be that even to this day port as recognised in the UK is a unique product to the UK... :cry:

Without wishing to be pedantic, port is portugese. It was Portuguese monks that added eau de vie to wine to create port. The English had lost their access to Bordeaux wines and sought replacements. The fortified wines of Northern Portugal survived the long sea journey better than the ordinary reds. Yes there were cellared in Bristol but it wasn't the English who made port.
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